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Acts of Peter and Andrew
ANDREW, ACTS OF PETER AND. See Acts of Peter and Andrew; APOCRYPHAL NT.
PETER AND ANDREW, ACTS OF. A continuation of the and Matthias (q.v.), and a further development from the early Acts of Andrew. The book is extant in Greek, Slavonic, and (with Thaddaeus substituted for Andrew) in Ethiopic.
It begins with Andrew’s return from the city of the maneaters. A cloud of light carries him to the mountain where Peter and Matthias, Alexander and Rufus are sitting. Peter bids him rest from his labors, but Jesus appears in the form of a child and sends them to the city of the barbarians. As they approach, Peter tests the omens by asking an old man for bread. As he goes off to fetch it, the apostles do his sowing for him, and on his return he finds a ripe crop.
The chief men endeavor to prevent them from entering the city by placing a naked wanton at the gate, but without success. The rich Onesiphorus sets upon Andrew, but Peter intervenes, rashly quoting
ANT, 458ff.; literature in NTAp, II, 576.